Milwaukee Bucks exercise option on guard Brandon Knight

Milwaukee Bucks exercise option on guard Brandon Knight

Zach Libby

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond reported over the weekend that the team has picked up former Detroit Piston Brandon Knight’s fourth year option for the 2014-2015 season.

Knight will make $3.7 million during the 2014-2015 season. He is eligible for an extension starting next summer. Otherwise, Knight will hit restricted free agency in 2015.

Knight was a part of the package deal the Pistons sent to Milwaukee in exchange for point guard Brandon Jennings over the summer. Khris Middleton and Viacleslav Kravtsov were also sent to the Bucks for Jennings.

In his brief time with Milwaukee, Knight has scored 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists inn 22.5 minutes a game.

During his two seasons with Detroit, Knight had 13.1 points, 3.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds and .8 steals. He participated in two NBA All Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Games, and scored a career high 32 points on February 27, 2013 against the Washington Wizards.

Knight is one of four point guards on Milwaukee’s roster. He will most likely be on the starting lineup with shooting guard O.J. Mayo when the Bucks take on the Knicks in New York for their season opener on October 30.